mumbai mysore masala dosa recipe, mumbai style masala dosa recipe

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mumbai mysore masala dosa recipe – a mumbai street food snack that i would so often have when studying and working in bombay.

during the lunch breaks or after work, i would go to the dosa stalls nearby and i very well knew what to order. if i was very very hungry, i would ask for a mysore masala dosa and if just hungry than a masala dosa and a veg sandwich from the sandwich guy. the size of the dosa was larger than what we make at home and used to be very filling.

so if you think this mysore masala dosa is the one you get in south indian restaurants, then you are mistaken. yes… its different… don’t want to sound like the catch line of maggi sauce… but the dosa is different. you will see in the step by step post the difference clearly. so i will let the pics speak for themselves instead of writing the difference. you can also check this mysore masala dosa recipe.

its mumbai style... a city where the cuisine takes on local flavors and gets merged, innovated, deconstructed and what results is something so new yet delicious. there are so many types of dosa that one gets – hakka noodles dosa, schezwan masala dosa, jini dosa, schezwan dosa and pav bhaji dosa. i have had hakka noodles dosa and pav bhaji dosa and they are truly yum.

you need to have dosa batter and potato sabzi before you proceed making this dish. also works great with leftover dosa batter.

for the potato sabzi, please refer to the masala dosa recipe. you even add some boiled and mashed potatoes spiced with a bit of red chili powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt.

sometimes i make a variation to this dosa by skipping the potato masala and just adding the veggies with the spice powders. this variation also tastes good.

serve the mumbai mysore masala dosa with some vegetable sambar and coconut chutney… and you have a satisfying and complete meal. i served the dosa with coconut garlic chutney.

the recipe is gluten free as well as vegan if you add oil instead of butter or ghee. thats what i like about south indian food. they are healthy and so many of the recipes are vegan.

if you are looking for more dosa recipes then do check cheese dosa, ragi dosaset dosa, benne dosa and neer dosa recipe.

bombay mysore masala dosa recipe below:


5 from 2 votes
mumbai mysore masala dosa recipe
prep time
15 mins
cook time
30 mins
total time
45 mins
mumbai mysore masala dosa recipe - crisp dosa stuffed with spicy & juicy potato-veggie filling - a mumbai street food.
course: breakfasts, brunch, snacks
cuisine: indian
servings: 3 to 4
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups dosa batter
  • 1.5 cup potato sabzi for the dosa
  • 1.5 cup chopped or grated mix vegetables - onions. tomatoes, green bell pepper (capsicum), carrots, beetroot, cabbage
  • pav bhaji masala as required
  • red chili powder (lal mirch powder) - optional
  • salt as required
  • oil or butter or ghee as required
  • 1 bowl coconut chutney as an accompaniment
how to make recipe
  1. spread a large spoonful or ladle of dosa batter on a hot tava or frying pan.
  2. add some oil and let the dosa cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. now add the potato sabzi/masala.
  4. add the chopped veggies.
  5. sprinkle the pav bhaji masala & salt.
  6. add some more oil or butter.
  7. with a potato masher mash the whole mixture well.
  8. cover the dosa from both sides or just from one side.
  9. flip and cook the dosa from both the sides.
  10. serve mumbai mysore masala dosa hot with coconut chutney and veg sambar.
recipe notes

you can make your own potato or aloo sabzi for the dosa.

some amchur powder added gives a nice tangy taste.

step by step mumbai style mysore masala dosa recipe:

1: first chop the veggies finely. if using carrots or beetroot, then grate them.

2: heat a tava or non stick pan. don’t smear oil. if you smear oil, the dosa does not spread evenly. take a large spoon or ladle of dosa batter and spread it circularly on the pan, beginning from the center towards the circumference. allow the dosa to cook for 1-2 minutes.

3: now place the potato masala in the center.

4: drizzle some oil at the sides.

5: add the chopped veggies. i had onions, tomato & capsicum. you can also include grated carrots, beetroot and cabbage.

6: sprinkle about 1 tsp of pav bhaji masala & salt on top. for a more spicier version, you can also sprinkle some red chili powder and garam masala. you can also idli podi or sambar powder.

7: with a potato masher, mash the whole mixture, taking care not to break the dosa. add some more oil or butter if desired.

8: carefully fold one part of the dosa.

9: now fold from the other side.

10: cook one side for 1-2 minutes. the veggies are partly cooked and really become moist and juicy imparting their flavors along with the masalas to the dosa. then flip and cook the other side. slice the dosa with the metal spatula or later you can slice it with a knife.

11: remove the dosa in a plate.

12: begin to prepare another dosa same way.

serve mumbai mysore masala dosa hot with coconut chutney and sambar. these dosas are very filling. so make as much as you can have.

here’s a very good video showing the making of mysore masala dosa by a dosa vendor. look at the size of the dosa and the amount of butter he is adding!!! look at the way he has mashed the whole masala… even i cannot do that 🙁

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This post was last modified on November 23, 2017, 12:49 pm

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View Comments (26)

  • Never heard of this variation of masala dosa. Pretty interesting. Street food can be so innovative and tasty. And if they are hygenically made, nothing can be tastier and yet easy on the wallet

  • oh wow, i never such a dosa existed. but i must say what a coincidence this is because i took a dosa picture with it cut up very similar since i saw it served like that in a restaurant in coimbatore :)

  • Hi Dassana, this is totally different mysore masala dosa. First I go through step by step and I thought is it maysore masala? then read description and get to know the mumbai adds its own flavors. I will try it this way soon. Looks delicious.

  • its tempting :) better smash everything add it on the dosai :) thats easy know instead of mashing it on the dosai ? will it differ the taste?

    • i have already tried mashing beforehand and the taste differs much. the dosa taste better when everything is mashed on it.

  • never tried this mumbai issstyle masala dosa :), looks spicy and tempting .. loved the addition of pav bhaji masala and chopped veggies.. i am going to make this soon :)!

  • Dassana I am missing Mumbai Masala Dosa very much in Pune you don't get same version I also make them home Mumbai style :)

  • Hey wonderful dosa.. I am sure my family will love this.. but pav bhaji masala will it retain raw taste????

  • Just love your website and its collection.The pictures are amazing and the food really tempting ..Thanks a lot for sharing..


  • It is amazing to see,learn,eat the food I like this methods of learning different food no words to say .thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much .just outstanding

  • Your recipes are my all time favourite. I wish I can download food from your blog. All the pictures are mouthwatering and really inspire to try differrnt things. Thanks a lot for this. 5* for all your recipes.

  • For easy dosa I use rice flour & urad daal - urad gota. Can u pls tell me what measurement of daal I can use per cup of rice flour. As I could not post Q on easy dosa page I decided to ask it here. TIA. Love ur step by step recipe.

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